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Old 06-17-2006, 11:12 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default New AM2 build...feedback plz.

So I am putting together a new rig for my friend. Using a few things from his old comp such as DVR/W and floppy. Just wanted to see if anyone had built anything with this MOBO, CPU, MEM, and if so if they had any problems. He doesn't game but he likes descent stuff. The kind of guy that drops 3 grand on his surround sound and watches a movie a month. I wanted to get fairly nice stuff but keep it within reason for a non-gamer. Thanks for any input.


Item(s) shipped from CA Tracking Number:
1 eVGA 256-P2-N554-AX Geforce 7600GT 256MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card - Retail
Item #: N82E16814130017 $179.99
1 ASUS M2N-E Socket AM2 NVIDIA nForce 570 Ultra MCP ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
Item #: N82E16813131022 $98.99
1 AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+ Windsor 2000MHz HT Socket AM2 Processor Model ADA4200CUBOX - Retail
Item #: N82E16819103747 $359.00
1 CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Unbuffered Dual Channel Kit System Memory Model TWIN2X2048-6400PRO - Retail
Item #: N82E16820145589 $285.00
1 Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD2500KS 250GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
Item #: N82E16822144701 $89.99
Item(s) shipped from NJ Tracking Number:
1 SAMSUNG 204B-Black Black 20.1" 5ms LCD Monitor with Height, Pivot, Tilt Adjustments - Retail
Item #: N82E16824001226 $359.99
1 Antec LifeStyle SONATA II Piano Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 450Watt SmartPower 2.0 ATX 12V V2.0 for AMD & Intel systems Power Supply - Retail
Item #: N82E16811129155 $99.99
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Very nice, seems like the best bang for the buck I've seen in a while, I use the 939 version of the proc, and its bloody brilliant! Well worth it. Have fun!
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Old 06-17-2006, 04:24 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Is there much point in sticking the floppy in? there yesterday.
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Point taken....just have to make sure he doesn't have anything on floppy that he needs. So I take it I made descent choices on the parts? Really wasn't sure with the vid card. Wanted something descent that could run good resolutions on his monitor.....
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the card is fine. and floppy drives are still useful .for thinks like emergency boot disks, and bios updating.
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Old 06-23-2006, 04:21 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Just for to be complete wanted everyone to know that I got this rig together without a hitch. (once I pulgged the four pin ATX power connector in ). The parts all went together fine though I did have to go in and set the memory to ddr800 manually. Other than that, everything works great. Very fast machine with lots of room to move inside the case. The monitor looks amazing. I did end up putting my old SB audgy 2zs card in because no matter what I did, I could not get the onboard audio to work.
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Old 06-23-2006, 04:32 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Can I get a link to that monitor, because the price is amazing for a 20.1 inch.
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i would revise the processor, unless of course when AM2 version of the 4200+ came out, they doubled the cache.
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Just copy and paste the item number into the newegg search. As for the revise thing, I have no idea what you are talking about. Just look the processor up at newegg the same way. What do you mean?
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k 1 sec, yeah its just as i thought, the AM2 3800+, 4200+, and 4600+ still have half the cache of the 4400, and 4800, and the fxs. if ur gonna buy one that has that low cache, might as well go with the 3800+ and save urself some dough.
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